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Rather than start the year out with resolutions which tend to be broken within a couple weeks of making, we have decided as a family to make a goal chart. We each have come up with a list of things we would like to either change or accomplish this year individually and as a family. Having this goal chart in a central place to remind us and keep us accountable, will hopefully help us to achieve the greatness we are striving for this year. As a bonus, I am posting it online as well to keep myself in check. So, here is the long awaited Alexander (and Trinity B.) Family 2010 Goal Chart!
Grayson, my sweet 3 year old…it is so weird to say 3 instead of 2…comes up with the funniest things. Yesterday, even though Greg is on vacation, he got called into work for a few hours and upon arriving home asked Grayson ‘Have you been obedient today?’ Grayson replied, ‘No, Daddy. I been good boy.’ Then later while giving Daddy ‘Good Night’ hugs, I managed to snap these pictures. This first one is what he calls his ‘mean’ hug.
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Would you like to join us this week for To-Do Tuesday? Start with just a few things. Don’t over-do it your first couple of times. You’ll grow to become a list-a-holic later, start small now, though, k?
Just so you know, you can join us at anytime, it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays – the list will go up every Tuesday for you to link to, but you can make your list and link to us at any point in the week!
Remember, with “To-Do Tuesday”, we’re attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable. Everyone should come back here to link up in the MckLinky as the central “To-Do Tuesday Hub” so we can visit who’s participating and offer encouragement to each other throughout the week. Don’t forget to add the “To-Do Tuesday” button to your post, linking back to this post!
Let’s continue to cross items off our list as we go and help support each other in completing our lists! Don’t forget my useful HTML tutorial on how to effectively “cross-out” or √ “check off” your items on your to-do list!
Well, God is working quick this year, and has already answered a BIG prayer for us. One of our family goals for the new year was to follow a budget. A few days ago I made out our budget for the month of January nearly to the penny…an estimation of his income of course because it seems to be different every time. Anyway, we then were hit with an unexpected expense. (It shouldn’t have been unexpected, it was just poor planning on our part. I have now factored this into our budget for upcoming months so this won’t happen again.) We almost ran out of propane (our heat) on one of the coldest days of the winter thus far.
After noticing a certain sneaky someone taking advantage of his sisters being distracted by their DS’s…I snapped a couple pictures, then interrogated. It went as follows:
The beginning of a new year is always bittersweet to me. I reflect on all the great times we’ve had the past year, how much the kids have grown and changed, all the things I wanted to do but didn’t, and so much more. I then look at the blank canvas before me, and plan out the things I want to accomplish over the next year. I also begin to realize that my babies are no longer babies, and my heart aches…even though I understand this is the way life is, it doesn’t make it any easier. We, as a family, are setting goals (personal & family) rather than resolutions…pretty much the same thing, but if we call them resolutions we end up breaking them within a couple weeks and then feel like crap. We are still working out the details, and since Trinity is not here yet to share hers, I am not posting them yet. I am going to post them here to hold us accountable. I feel that if you don’t share what you want with others, you are less likely to actually do anything. I will say, I am aiming high this year. I know God has big plans in store for us as individuals, and as a family. 2010 is going to be a year of big change, and I am nervous about the unknown, but excited as well. We are extremely blessed, but I know it is nothing compared to what God wants to give us…we are constantly putting limits on Him, and this year it stops. Bring it on, 2010! I’m ready.